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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jul 1, 2014 6:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: setlist schematics -Grateful Dead & others

Interesting:

http://setlistschematics.tumblr.com/index

see video and story on this guy at NYTimes.

http://www.nytimes.com/video/arts/music/100000002932556/how-to-see-songs.html

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jul 1, 2014 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: setlist schematics -Grateful Dead & others

I can't make head or tail of those, but they certainly look cool.

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jul 1, 2014 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: setlist schematics -Grateful Dead & others

My thoughts exactly. And it is interesting to watch him doing the actual live drawing in the video.

This post was modified by gmcgill on 2014-07-02 02:32:39

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jul 2, 2014 4:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: setlist schematics -Grateful Dead & others

What a great way to distract yourself from actually listening to music!

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jul 2, 2014 3:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: setlist schematics -Grateful Dead & others

nonsense

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Poster: FreedomHaul Date: Jul 2, 2014 6:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: setlist schematics -Grateful Dead & others

Interesting! I'm honestly not going to put the time in fully figure out his system, but it does give a way to track structural landmarks, key/tonal areas, etc. This type of reductive graphing is common in upper-level music theory. For example, Schenkarian analysis tries to essentially reduce a full-length piece (Mozart sonata, Beethoven symphony, Schubert song, what have you) into several important melodic and harmonic frameworks, leaving out most of what we "hear" to demonstrate structural similarities with other pieces. I can't tell from his examples if his system is rigorous enough to be that much help, but there is precedent for what he's doing.

Lou makes an interesting point. There are obviously problems with these approaches, but something that deeply fascinates me is the different forms "listening" takes for different people, and his work is a great conversation starter!

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jul 2, 2014 7:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: setlist schematics -Grateful Dead & others

Makes sense. This guy evidently has a PhD in Music Theory, according to the NY Times article/video.